Showing posts from July, 2013

App of the Week: Comics

Comics Publisher: comiXology Price: Free! Platform: Windows 8 For too long have Windows users not had access to the world's greatest collection of digital comics.  Now fans of graphic novels from publishers like Marvel, DC, Image, and many others can enjoy their collections online. ComiXology at one time had a DC Comics app available for Windows Phone 7/8, but it has since been pulled from the store.  As of this writing there has yet to be another official app announced.  For those, like myself, entrenched in the Windows ecosystem, our only option is Comics  for Windows 8/RT.  But what a wonderful option it is. Comics  is a beautifully simplistic app.  The main page displays all the relevant information to keep readers up to date as far as new releases are concerned.  Swiping down from the top gives a few more categories to search from.  All are great ways to browse and find new a new series to fall in love with.  Of course users can use Windows 8's built in search

A Look at the Gods of Smite - Chang'e

My review of Smite  goddess, Chang'e, is up at Gaming Climax !

App of the Week: Infinity Blade

Infinity Blade Publisher: Epic Games Price: $5.99 Platform: iOS What's this?  An iOS game made it into the rotation?  You, the intelligent and observant reader, might ask "Christian, you suave devil, what happened to you?  You're playing on an iOS device!?"  Yes, it's true.  I've fallen to the charms of what may be the greatest mobile game I've ever played.  A game that, much to my chagrin, is not and most likely will never be available to Windows Phone/Windows 8 users. Infinity Blade  was released on December 9, 2010 and quickly became the fastest-grossing app in iOS history.  Since then, it has spawned a sequel, Infinity Blade II , and a book, Infinity Blade: Awakening . Infinity Blade's  story follows the fated bloodline of an unknown family in their struggle to slay the immortal God King.  Upon reaching one of two endings or dying, the next generation takes their ancestor's place in the never-ending quest.  Players must traverse a

Windows Phone Wallpaper

I was inspired after watching Tron: Legacy  tonight, so I whipped together this lock screen picture for fellow Windows Phone users.  I based it off the Nokia Lumia 920's resolution of 768x1280.

App of the Week: Manga Z

Manga Z Publisher: Twin Cubes Price: Free! ($2.99 for the full version) Platform: Windows 8, Windows RT It's no secret that I do a lot of reading.  Novels, short stories, comics, graphic novels, and manga.  So long as there's a interesting story to follow, I'll give it a go.  Amazon's Kindle app is by far the best for reading books.  Comixology has comics on lockdown.  And if you're in the market for the latest releases of your favorite manga, you can't do any better than Manga Z. Manga Z pools its content from several different sites, allowing readers to easily stay up to date on their favorite series.  It's easy to search for new series with the built-in search feature and even easier to add them to your favorites for quick access later.  Readers can download individual chapters and the advance download feature allows reading while downloading.  Manga Z clearly marks which volumes have been read and which are new additions, so it's easy to p

App of the Week: Microsoft Solitaire Collection

Name: Microsoft Solitaire Collection Developer: Microsoft Studios Price: Free! Platform: Windows 8, Windows RT If you've owned a PC, or at the very least have had access to one, odds are pretty good that you've played a game of Solitaire/Klondike .  It could be argued that Solitaire is the most played game of all time.  With hundreds of millions of Windows PCs in the wild and plenty of downtime at the office, school, or home, it's nearly impossible to avoid. With the advent of Windows 8, the staple Windows games ( Solitaire, Minesweeper, Chess , etc.) weren't immediately available.  As an IT service provider, I've put my fair share of Windows 8 machines into service.  One of the top questions from my residential clients is "Where's Solitaire/FreeCell /etc.?"  The Microsoft Solitaire Collection is the answer and always one of the first apps installed from the Microsoft Store. This collection of games includes Klondike, Pyramid, Spider, T

Release Calendar: July 2013

July 01: Fathom (PC) July 02: Crash City Mayhem (3DS) July 08: Shadow Warrior Classic Redux (PC) July 09: Dark (PC, 360) Dynasty Warriors 8 (PS3) Metal Gear Solid: The Legacy Collection (PS3) NCAA Football 14 (PS3, 360) Sid Meier's Civilization V Brave New World (PC) July 16: Dynasty Warriors 8 (360) FIFA 14 (Vita) Shin Megami Tensei IV (3DS) The Serious Sam Collection (360) Time and Eternity (PS3) Turbo: Super Stunt Squad (PS3, 3DS, 360, DS, Wii U, Wii) July 22: Puzzle Overload (DS) July 29: Deadfall Adventures (360, PC) July 30: Arcania: The Complete Tale (360) July 31: Rise of the Triad (PC)